The ratings are based on what I have felt and experienced at the time of watching.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Blood will have blood...
Straw Dogs is made at a time when gender rules were going through complicated changes; therefore, what is expected and accepted from men and women in society and family relationships was more confusing back then. Atleast, in America. One cannot deny that Straw Dogs is brave enough to depict that confusion at the cost of controversial misunderstandings. Unfortunately though the movie could not stand the test of time. After 5 decades, the shock value is faded, without…
When a movie is not a movie, but rather a long, boring, and messed-up video clip full of everything and nothing. Do not get me wrong, it was not meant to be about everything and nothing. It just fails to do what it wants to do.
Although the script doesn’t have that much dialogue in it, still spells out everything for the viewer. That is why the silence of the movie feels forced too. The worst part is that the wilderness is just there, unable to induce any feelings or produce any meaning. The character-building is also a disaster. So, all in all, very disappointing.
Enchanting. As if walking in a dream... or perhaps a nightmare. As is stated before, maybe it would be pointless to speculate a possible meaning for the movie, but it sure leaves your imagination free as a bird to wander endlessly.
What I have seen is a movie about the mind of a man, who might be the one struggling to remember the events of a horrorful night he has experienced himself, or a writer trying hard to finish a…